Michael Moore Visits Cafe Artysans


10th April 2013

We were delighted to receive a visit to cafe Artysans from Secretary of State for Scotland, The Right Honourable Michael Moore MP, on 9th April 2013.

Mr Moore enjoyed a hearty breakfast and talked with staff about what goes on in the cafe. Mr Moore was particularly interested in the unique nature of the work and training model which is provided at Artysans and wanted to talk with staff about how they benefit from this. There was really good discussion about on the job learning, and staff were able to describe their own experiences of their time at Artysans.

We’d like to extend a big thank you to Mr Moore and his team for taking the time to come and visit and see the good work that we do at Artysans. Hopefully we will have another visit from Mr Moore in the not too distant future.

Hotel Artysans – The Vision

Hotel Artysans - Artist Impression

10th April 2013

To deliver exceptional customer service, every time, while transforming the way young people learn. What sets us apart is our ability to align our customers, our business and our young people.

With our business partners, Albyn Housing Society, Calman is working towards establishing a commercial hotel on the site of the new Inverness campus, planned opening date 2016 http://www.invernesscampus.co.uk/partners/albyn-housing-and-calman-trust.html.

As at our Cafe Artysans, every task is a training experience, and every year, using the Calman proven model of work-based learning, 40 young people will learn while they work consistently to the high standard required in a 4-star hotel, with opportunity to achieve a qualification in one or more of the many trades found within a quality hotel.

The business model is designed to maximise hotel income and use surplus generated towards the social benefit of real-work training for young people who are not engaged in mainstream learning. It is projected that after 5 years operating, hotel income will meet the costs of training for the long term, independent of requirement for public funding.